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Watching recorded TV with Windows Media Player

I “cut the cord” years ago and have been using Windows Media Center to record television for ages.  It is with great sadness to see Microsoft drop Windows Media Center from Windows ; however, that doesn’t change the fact that I literally have years
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What happened to “What U Hear”?

Back in the day, Windows used to have an “audio input” that would be whatever was currently playing… also known as a “loop back”.  Beginning with Windows 7, this “input” appears to have been removed.  As it turns out, it hasn’t been removed;
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Transition Physical Machine To Virtual

I'm writing more so as a reminder to myself... What I am trying to do is transition an older machine, one that is "semi-retired" but still contains some stuff that I need every once and a while for work purposes and I'd rather not muck
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Further Adventures in WinRT - Part 1

Working with WinRT, well, I'm just going to say it... sucks! I'm past the "who moved my cheese" phase; so that's not why I'm making that statement. It sucks because it is not completely thought out, requires that you have to
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WinForms ComboBox -> DevExpress ComboBoxEdit (migration)

I found a couple of solutions on the DevExpress website for how to use the ComboBoxEdit component the way I wanted, however, none of them seemed to provide a smooth transition from the WinForms databound ComboBox to the DevExpress counterpart. So using

Console Event Handling

Someone sent me an IM asking if I knew of a way to handle the pressing of the close button on a console application. After a bit of research, I found a way (and some limitations). This required stepping outside of the Microsoft .NET Framework utilizing
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Console Event Handling

Introduction At one point or another, most software developers have written a console application. It might have been while you were learning how to write software or, even more recently, as a way to create a simple tool that doesn't require the extra
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Presenting tonight at the North Dallas .NET User Group

If your in the Dallas area (or more specifically, the North Dallas area), swing by NDDNUG tonight for my presentation on developing for Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005. (Of course discussing VS'08 can't be avoided and everything I'm

Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory).

Get back your "Run" command (Windows Vista)

By default, Windows Vista does not have the "Run" command on the start menu. It's easy to get this back. 1. Open the start menu. 2. Right click on a non-icon area and select "Properties". 3. Press the "Customize" button.
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Installing "old" stuff on Windows Vista

Apparently some software installations aren't very happy when running on Windows Vista. It turned out that the solution to one of them was to disable the UAC functionality so that its key validation routines would work. I do not recommend running
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